Naumachia was started by Armand in 1999 in Wyszkow, Poland.
Naumachia is a Latin word (ναυμαχία / naumakhía) literally meaning “naval combat”. In the ancient roman world, naumachia referred to an event where prisoners had to fight in arenas at sea. Imagine an Amphitheatre and gladiators/prisoners at sea with boats, cannons, blood and crowd.
In September of 2000, Naumachia entered the Selani Studio, where they recorded their first demo. After that Naumachia appeared live getting their first gig experiences and gaining positive feedback from audiences.
In the year 2003 Naumachia went back to studio. This time in the professional environment of Hertz Studio (known for productions of Vader, Behemoth and Decapitated). During eight October days, the album “Wrathorn” was recorded. Three months later Naumachia signed a contract with Empire Records, released and sold 5000 copies of Wrathorn.
In the end of November 2005 in the studio “Hertz” Naumachia recorded the album “Callous Kagathos” which was released on 15 January 2007. After the release of “Callous Kagathos” Naumachia started with the promotion of new album: Sulfur Tour 2007/08 and Rebel Angels Tour 3 / 2008.
In January and February 2009, Naumachia was again in the Hertz studio in Bialystok. On this album Naumachia made some major lineup changes. VX Mind Ripper (Atrophia Red Sun) on synth, the bass came from Mortifer (known from HATE and Saltus) and on percussion, Icanraz (Devilish Impresions, Christ Agony, Abused Mayesty). This was the fresh new blood Naumachia needed to make the killer album: “Black Sun Rising”. After the release Naumachia went on tour with Rotting Christ (Aealo Tour 2010).
In the beginning of 2011 Naumachia was on the look for a new drummer. And they found one in Norway. Anders (Astat) Johansen from Drammen joined the band. Most of the current band members now live in Norway.
In December 2012 Naumachia entered studio Hertz again. Now with new spirit, great ideas and a bit different approach then before. Guitar, drums and bass was recorded in the first session. A month before the last session, bassplayer “Mortifer” unexpectedly dies on tour with his other band (HATE). Naumachia decided to continue the band with new bass player William «Gortheon» Christophersen (Myrkskog, Odium). and release the album “Machine of Creation” in 2015.